Fontenot gets WPS focused

Hogsett, Don
January 2002
Home Textiles Today;1/14/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 19, p1
Trade Publication
Focuses on the changes in the management of West Point Stevens (WPS). Addition of dimension of sourcing; Increase of production; Response of WPS manager Chip Fontenot on the criticism on the recruitment of cronies and friends to fill top management slot.


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